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Before you head to the polls, here’s a recap of the promises made by each party. You can also watch the video clip above!

Climate change and the environment

Liberals

  • Net-zero emissions by 2050
  • Banning single-use plastics by 2021
  • Planting two-billion trees in 10 years

Conservatives

  • Put a levy on big emitters
  • Reduce taxes on income from green technology
  • Offer tax credits for energy-reducing home renovations

NDP

  • Reduce annual emissions to 450 megatonnes by 2030
  • Abandon the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
  • Eliminate all fossil fuel subsidies and ban single-use plastics by 2022

Green Party

  • Double our emissions reduction target and switch to renewable energy by 2030
  • Halt all fossil fuel and pipeline projects immediately

Bloc Quebecois

  • Meet Paris Accord commitments
  • Oppose pipelines in Quebec
  • Increase the rebate for zero-emissions vehicles

Families

Liberals

  • Create a quarter-million new child care spaces
  • Lower child care fees
  • Increase the old age security benefit by 10 per cent
  • Increase pension plan survivor’s benefits by 25 per cent

Conservatives

  • Increase health transfer and social transfer payments to provinces by three per cent
  • Make employment benefits for new parents tax-free
  • Increase the age credit by $1,000 per senior

NDP

  • Invest a billion dollars in child care next year
  • Create half a million new child care services
  • Create a national dementia strategy and an elder abuse prevention plan

Green Party

  • Increase child care funding to at least 1 per cent of Canada’s GDP
  • Create a national dementia strategy
  • Boost the income replacement rate to 50 per cent

Bloc Quebecois

  • Guaranteed income supplement for people over 65
  • Caregiver tax credit refundable
  • Expand employment insurance benefits to a full year for caregivers

Jobs

Liberals

  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour
  • Help entrepreneurs to launch businesses
  • Invest in skills training and extend EI sickness benefits from 15 to 26 weeks

Conservatives

  • Create energy sector jobs by ending foreign oil imports and getting pipelines built
  • Improve credential recognition standards for immigrants

NDP

  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour
  • Ban unpaid internships that don’t earn a school credit

Green Party

  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour
  • Guaranteed livable income standards
  • Robot Tax on companies replacing jobs with automation

Bloc Quebecois

  • Keep head offices for large corporations in Quebec
  • Offer a remediation agreement to SNC-Lavalin
  • Oppose the sale of Quebec businesses to foreign companies and protect supply management

Health care

Liberals

  • Improve access to family doctors and mental health services
  • Add six billion dollars over four years to healthcare funding
  • Launch a universal pharmacare program

Conservatives

  • Increase health transfer payments by three percent
  • Offer pharmacare for people not covered by employers
  • Create a national autism strategy

NDP

  • National pharmacare
  • Expand coverage to include mental health, dental, eye and ear care
  • Declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency

Green Party

  • Decriminalize drug possession
  • Implement universal pharmacare
  • Offer dental care for low-income Canadians

Bloc Quebecois

  • Increase health transfers by six percent
  • Compensate Quebec for any drug prescription costs

Infrastructure

Liberals

  • Invest three billion dollars in public transit systems per year
  • Create a national infrastructure fund
  • Make sure all homes have high-speed Internet by 2030

Conservatives

  • Eliminate the infrastructure bank
  • Revive the public transit credit
  • Fund two major transit projects in the Greater Toronto Area

NDP

  • Electrify all public transit fleets by 2030
  • Require all infrastructure projects to use Canadian steel
  • Fund projects committed to using local labour

Green Party

  • Invest 720 million dollars in rail networks
  • Invest in climate proofing infrastructure and water system upgrades
  • Allocate one percent of GST to housing and municipal infrastructure

Bloc Quebecois

  • Electrify transportation across the country
  • Hold a public inquiry into current rail safety regulations
  • Transfer money for infrastructure projects to provincial governments

Indigenous

Liberals

  • Fully implement the UN declaration on the rights of Indigenous people
  • Fully implement the Indigenous languages act
  • Eliminate drinking water advisories by 2021
  • Reduce the number of Indigenous children in foster care

Conservatives

  • Form a national action plan on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
  • Appoint a minister for consulting Indigenous rights-holders
  • Review the Indian Act

NDP

  • Fully implement the UN declaration on the rights of Indigenous people
  • Make Indigenous People’s Day a national holiday
  • Lift drinking water advisories by 2021
  • Develop a national action plan for reconciliation

Green Party

  • Fully implement the UN declaration on the rights of Indigenous people
  • Dismantle the Indian Act
  • Establish a body to oversee land claims and negotiations

Bloc Quebecois

  • Fully implement the UN declaration on the rights of Indigenous people
  • Recognize Indigenous police services as essential services

Economy and deficit

Liberals

  • Spend more than 20 billion dollars every year over the next four years
  • Won’t balance the budget until at least 2040

Conservatives

  • Balance the budget in five years by cutting foreign aid and corporate handouts

NDP

  • Balance the budget when prudent, but have not set a specific deadline

Green Party

  • Balance the budget in five years

Bloc Quebecois

  • Maintain a deficit between 12 to 18 billion over the next four years